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Bench computer: Linux workable, or need Windows?

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AaronD:

--- Quote from: Simon on December 08, 2021, 08:31:30 pm ---Could Zorin be the answer? https://zorin.com/os/pro/ I've known about it a while. Can't remember why I never used it. If they are serious might go somewhere as microsoft piss more people off.

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I poked around that site.  It's paid, but it says it's based on Ubuntu.  All of the apps on the alternative list run on Ubuntu, which is probably how they're doing it, and some are not really viable alternatives to the real deal.  Some are awesome, like the office suite; others still have a long way to go, like the CAD tools.

So the impression that I got is that it's just a rebranded version of Ubuntu.  Given the support for Ubuntu itself, is it really worth paying for a clone of it?

tooki:

--- Quote from: Simon on December 09, 2021, 06:52:33 am ---
--- Quote from: tooki on December 08, 2021, 11:56:18 pm ---

--- Quote from: Simon on December 08, 2021, 01:01:18 pm ---fast boot has been a thing since windows 7. IT support  usually start by getting you to disable it if you have issues. I always turn it off and can't tell the difference.

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Actually, the internet says it was introduced in Windows 8.

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Oh right, my mistake, so you mean it was introduced in Windows 10 :)

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Exactly!! :)

Simon:

--- Quote from: AaronD on December 09, 2021, 03:53:23 pm ---
--- Quote from: Simon on December 08, 2021, 08:31:30 pm ---Could Zorin be the answer? https://zorin.com/os/pro/ I've known about it a while. Can't remember why I never used it. If they are serious might go somewhere as microsoft piss more people off.

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I poked around that site.  It's paid, but it says it's based on Ubuntu.  All of the apps on the alternative list run on Ubuntu, which is probably how they're doing it, and some are not really viable alternatives to the real deal.  Some are awesome, like the office suite; others still have a long way to go, like the CAD tools.

So the impression that I got is that it's just a rebranded version of Ubuntu.  Given the support for Ubuntu itself, is it really worth paying for a clone of it?

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I don't know what the process is of creating a distro is. I guess if you rely on another you are highly dependant on that and if there are issues will have to keep updating. I see that when I asked on their forum the only asset anyone could mention was the support forum itself.

There is a free version

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